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Registered: ‎03-15-2017
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Cancelled formatting and now flash drive doesn't show up in C:

I was trying to format my flash drive and realized I was formatting it to the wrong system type and cancelled it. After this it wouldn't format so I tried to disconnect it and reconnect it and now it doesn't show up in C:. The computer picks it up, even lets me safely remove the device, but I cannot access it to do anything with formatting it, factory defaulting it or anything else.

I don't know what's wrong or why I can't access it to format but please help me resolve this issue so I can use my flash drive again, thanks!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-16-2017

Re: Cancelled formatting and now flash drive doesn't show up in C:

Search cmd in start and run it as admin
Now type diskpart
Now type list disk
Now type select disk (your USB drive number)
Now type clear all
After its completed successfully go to control panel and search create and format disk partions
Open it and right click on unformatted space beside your USB drive number
Select new volume and follow the on screen instructions to format your USB

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-15-2017

Re: Cancelled formatting and now flash drive doesn't show up in C:

Thank you! This worked wonderfully well and resolved my issue without a single problem.